its used at time 23.32 more
its used at time 23.32
look at the clip at 016 more
look at the clip at 016
"the faithful 909, thats been with us for.. oof donker years" more
"the faithful 909, thats been with us for.. oof donker years"
0:14 into this video of Orbital's Paul Hartnoll talking about the synths in h... more
0:14 into this video of Orbital's Paul Hartnoll talking about the synths in his studio, you can spot his Doepfer A-100 Analog Modular System.
Paul Hartnoll's MacBeth Studio Systems M5N can be spotted at 1:21 into this v... more
Paul Hartnoll's MacBeth Studio Systems M5N can be spotted at 1:21 into this video interview of him in his studio. He has two units side by side.
Orbital's Paul Hartnoll talks about his experience with the Bass Station II s... more
Orbital's Paul Hartnoll talks about his experience with the Bass Station II synth:
"…having spent years using Novation stuff, I know the quality of it. But with all these modular synths that I’ve got, big polysynths and things like that, I tend to think, really what’s another little mono synth gonna do for me? I have to say I was incredibly surprised when I started playing with it, and it has sat here and it’s helped me finish my album. I used it the 1st time and thought ‘Oh, thats good.’ I got a baseline out of it which was just what I needed at the time, instead of turning to the System 100 M (which is what I’ve been going to recently). It really did nail the job. And I’ve been going to it ever since for bass and lead, actually. It’s been pretty amazing! It’s got a really nice bouncy sort of sound - rubbery kind of sound. Some synths you find you have to really push them into a mix. But this, just kind of sits in there. The overdrive before the filter is amazing. I’ve been finding that just gives you that extra punch. It’s been really good for basslines, bass sounds. It’s instantly got that bit of velocity to it as well if you want it. For me the first thing I noticed about it - apart from helping me troubleshoot the last few tracks of my album - I found this has been doing nearly all the basslines in that job. Not ALL the baselines in the album, but all the ones that are broken that need fixing. I haven't had to go out to the modulars yet, which is saying a lot!"
At the 0:19 mark of this video of Paul Hartnoll in his studio, you can see hi... more
At the 0:19 mark of this video of Paul Hartnoll in his studio, you can see his ARP 2600 Modular Synthesizer (with an Orbital sticker on the casing for good measure).
In this Roland Users Group article, the Hartnoll brothers are asked about "Wh... more
In this Roland Users Group article, the Hartnoll brothers are asked about "What Roland gear made it onto The Blue Album?" They reply, "God almighty. The 303, the 808, the 909, the Jupiter-6, the SH-09, which is still a personal favorite of mine... The Jupiter-6 has also been a favorite. It was semi-customized with two outputs before I bought it. That synth was our workhorse. All of our early albums just thrived on the Jupiter-6. I remember doing things for TV, and people would come up and try to put gaffer tape over the logo. I’d say, ‘What are you doing?’ I can honestly say that I’m not the kind of person who likes to display corporate logos and things like that, but I’ve always felt quite proud of the word Roland across my gear."
In an article where Orbital talks about the gear they used on The Blue Album,... more
In an article where Orbital talks about the gear they used on The Blue Album, they talk about the Roland SH-09. Paul Hartnoll says it's "...still a personal favorite of mine. I know there are so many bigger-sounding synths out there, but we always go back to the SH-09 for bass lines. It just has this direct, head-first sort of feel about it. I even pitted it against an Andromeda to get the bass line, and I ended up conceding and had to use the SH-09."
a system 100 from roland time 0.19 more
a system 100 from roland time 0.19
a wasp a real rare synth se at time 0-22 more
a wasp a real rare synth se at time 0-22
seen at 0:50 of his live performance in kcrw studio more
seen at 0:50 of his live performance in kcrw studio
can be seen on the left hand side of table, being used for bubbly acid line f... more
can be seen on the left hand side of table, being used for bubbly acid line from controller toward the end.
"used in place of our MacBeth M5N. which is the largest synth i own" more
"used in place of our MacBeth M5N. which is the largest synth i own"
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